Fuji Xerox Australia, this week launched a new Carbon Calculator designed to help its Australian customers identify opportunities to reduce greenhouse gases and streamline their document systems.
The company claims the proprietary tool is an Australian first in its industry sector, and estimates the carbon emissions from energy consumed during the operation of document equipment, including printers, copiers and multifunction devices.
The calculator also models potential carbon emission reductions that could be realised with changes to the document infrastructure via consolidation or equipment upgrade.
Fuji Xerox says the Carbon Calculator was created expressly for the Australian market and incorporates benchmark data reflecting various office environments typically found in different business and industry sectors.
Nick Kugenthiran, general manager of Fuji Xerox Australia says, “The Carbon Calculator gives organisations a practical tool to estimate their current carbon emissions from the electricity used in the operation of devices and the potential carbon benefits of improving their document infrastructure.”
A demonstration of the comprehensive Carbon Calculator is now available online at http://www.fujixerox.com.au/carbon_calaculator.
On the website a business can also request an assessment of its current carbon emissions generated from document devices, and a proposal to optimise its document infrastructure in line with its carbon reduction goals and broader business needs.
The Carbon Calculator uses Australian market data to assess and estimate the energy used and carbon emissions generated from a company's fleet of office equipment including copiers, printers and multifunction devices.
The tool can also provide a comparison of the company's emissions from its current devices versus an optimised fleet solution, estimating the potential savings.
Fuji Xerox claims the calculator will provide customers, without a clear picture of their company's current fleet profile, with an evaluation using expert office document assessment data and improvement recommendations collected over almost ten years by Fuji Xerox.
The data provides the customer with a hypothetical fleet baseline related to their industry sector, the size of the organisation and its asset depreciation policy.
After initial evaluation, Fuji Xerox can propose an energy-saving print environment that will both reduce carbon emissions associated with electricity usage and deliver additional functionality.
The company concludes that solutions are varied and can be as simple as replacing single-function or personal products with multifunction equipment.